Earlier today, we brought you first photos from Nigerian songstress, Omawumi’s traditional wedding. Omawumi’s wedding to husband Tosin Yusuf is happening at her hometown in Delta State.
Friends and colleagues which include; Waje, Chigurl, Debola Williams, Mabel Makun, Mai Atafo and many others turned up for Omawumi’s traditional wedding.
Media personality, Debola Williams who was present at the wedding wrote;
My Dear Omawumi,
I am ecstatic to watch you and your charming husband do the traditional leg of your wedding today.
You both have stealthily built a solid home for yourselves since you got married, been each other’s best friends and ride or die.
I pray the Lord who has kept you quietly for these years will cover you both and protect you with his shield.
Your language will always be in sync and your visions aligned. The way you’ve got each other’s back, you will never turn against each other.
Your hearts will beat as one as long as you both live in and it will be in joy, grace Peace and abundant love in Jesus name, Amen.
Here are more photos below;
Recall that in a quiet ceremony on January 16, 2015 at Ikoyi Registry, Omawumi got married to Tosin Yusuf who had been her longtime boyfriend and baby daddy. The marriage came after the singer got engaged to her baby daddy, Tosin Yusuf in late September 8, 2014.
Together, Omawumi and Tosin Yusuf have two children, daughters Emmanuella Kamillah Yusuf.
Here are excerpts from a 2013 interview Omawumi had, on the her relationship with Tosin Yusuf, the man who impregnated her when her career in the music industry was still taking shape.
I never hid my child’s paternity but I felt that since I’m not married, I don’t need to come out and say this is the father of my child. It is always ideal for someone who wants to marry you to be the one to identify himself. Another thing is that he might not want to identify himself because he is not an artiste. He might not want that part of my life. He might just love me and my child. So I like to respect people’s privacy.
I also strongly feel that it is my job as a musician to entertain you and if you feel like my personal life is your business, it doesn’t mean I feel the same way.
Initially when I got pregnant, I didn’t feel the need to come out and start telling people that this is the father of my child. I didn’t feel I owed it to anyone.
My family and my close friends know who the father of my child is because we’re in a relationship. We have a very healthy relationship and our families are intertwined. I don’t think I need to start telling people all this.
I felt so bad about the stories people are writing about my child’s paternity because normally, controversies don’t get to me and my daughter don’t have to be part of this. So when people start putting that kind of stuffs in print and my daughter stumbles upon it when she is old enough to read, it will hurt her.
Considering the kind of upbringing I had, I’m not that morally bankrupt that I will now fraternize with a married man that is like a father figure to me.